Galantière Reviews & News About Mark Lurie
MidWest Book Review: “Impressively researched, extraordinarily informative, exceptionally well written, organized and presented, Galantière: The Lost Generation's Forgotten Man" is an especially and unreservedly recommended addition to both community and academic library 20th Century American Biography collections.” June 2018.
January 9, 2019. Mark read from Galantiere about James Joyce. Lewis’s copy of Ulysses is the earliest known presentation copy of the book in existence, aside from the one that Joyce gave his wife, Nora, on the day of publication. It is being offered for $150,000 at Raptis Rare Books in Palm Beach.
January 16, 2019. Mark gave readings from Galantiere at the Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach.
The Library Journal: "Drawing heavily on Galantiere’s papers at Columbia University, Lurie succeeds in constructing a thorough and well-rounded portrait that should earn its subject wider recognition —especially among readers interested in American history and diplomacy."
Mark spoke at the Hemingway in Paris Conference on Tuesday, July 24th at La Sorbonne.
Kirkus Reviews: “Lurie takes readers on a journey through the life of his father’s cousin Lewis Galantière, who mingled with Sinclair Lewis and Ernest Hemingway in 1920s France, translated Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s works into English, and was part of the trans-Atlantic literary scene…. The book seamlessly blends Galantière’s professional adventures—with publishers, the Federal Reserve, PEN International, and Radio Free Europe—with his personal life, including multiple marriages and affairs… Lurie has produced a substantial, thoughtful biography of a man previously known only through his appearances in the papers of more famous individuals, acknowledging his contributions and placing him in historical context… A well-written, comprehensively researched account of one man with connections to key players in literature and politics throughout the 1900s.” June 5, 2018.
Publisher’s Weekly: “...a clear-cut tale of a man who crossed paths with Sherwood Anderson, Ernest Hemingway and James Joyce among many other literary notables, helping them in significant ways… Galantière also wrote plays with John Houseman, translated novels by Antoine de Saint-Exupery, and served variously as president of PEN America, a Federal Reserve Bank economist, and an ACLU director. Lurie's straightforward biography …draws an appealing portrait of a man who made his own way among the literati of his day.” June 4, 2018.
Christine Whitehead at The Blog Also Rises says that she read Galantière for its Hemingway lore, and found that “...the book delivered big time in other ways…” April 25, 2018
The Hemingway Society: “...an impressive book featuring Lurie’s narrative, rare photos, letters, and articles… [An] informative and very readable book.” June 18, 2018